From hand-painted silks to semi-precious stone feature walls, here's how materials can make a serious statement.
Luxury materials and fabrics are the perfect way to add glamour and grandeur to an interior. Introduce some sumptuous sophistication with our guide to incorporating everything from dazzling diamonds to magnificent marble into your abode.
For a feature wall that wows, look no further than semi-precious stones. From blue agate to smoky quartz, flattened gem stones make stunning statement wall decorations and can be backlit for added drama.
Encrusting something with crystals is a sure-fire way to inject some opulence into your interiors. And while a smattering of sparkle might not exactly scream subtlety (Donald Trump's New York City penthouse has a diamond-covered front door), you can bring a tasteful bit of bling into your abode with a statement chandelier, such as this one from Lasvit.
Photography: Mitchell Geng
Classically elegant, marble can be used in many different ways. Beautiful and durable, it's ideal for creating breathtaking floors, kitchens, bathrooms, walls and more, evoking affluence, grandeur and, of course, luxury.
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Tactile and inviting, leather evokes old-school quality and style. For a modern twist on the classic material, try embossed leather wall tiles in geometric arrangements to add layers of texture and tactility to any room.
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Smooth and sensual, the softness of silk cannot be beaten. Held in high regard since the Tang Dynasty, silk is incredibly versatile and looks and feels gorgeous on sofa cushions or bedspreads. For a more inspired use, experiment with hand-painted silk wallpaper for gorgeous feature walls.